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Take a big sigh of relief because you’ve found the most competent, experienced, and compassionate pediatric dentists around. Best of all, the Texas Tiny Teeth doctors love kids! Their priority is to make your child feel special, comfortable, and happy. Dr. James and his team of dentists will become your kid’s new friends that they can’t wait to see again. Expect lots of laughter from Dr. James’ silly jokes!

Dr. James Slaughter III


“I believe children deserve the best possible dental experience, and their first impression of the dental office is critical for how they view good dental habits for the rest of their lives.”

Dr. James has been treating children in Dallas since 2011 and has extensive training in pediatric dentistry, including oral surgery, trauma management, interceptive orthodontics, restorative care, behavior management, and treatment for patients with special needs. He is one of the best in children’s dentistry due to his commitment to staying up-to-date and his passion for educating kids about the value of healthy dietary and oral hygiene habits.

After earning his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Southern University A&M College, Dr. James went on to achieve his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Meharry Medical College. He also holds a Masters of Science in Clinical Dentistry from the University of Louisville, where he attended a Pediatric Dentistry Residency.

Dr. James brings enthusiasm and warmth to his job every day and makes the effort to personalize his approach with each individual child. He treats your son or daughter as more than a patient, but rather as a friend.

Outside of his work, Dr. James’ greatest joy is his family. He is honored and thankful for his wonderful wife, Jonna, and his two amazing daughters named Semaj Noelle and Soleil Elise. His hobbies include spending time with his loved ones, traveling, and playing sports.

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN

Masters of Science in Clinical Dentistry
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Southern University A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA

Texas State Dental License
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
North Texas Dental Society
Dallas County Dental Association
Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Southwestern Pediatric Dental Society

Most Outstanding Student Award from the San Francisco Mentorship Program at the University of California
Frank H. Harrington Service and Leadership Award
Louisiana TOPS Scholar Award
Academic Scholarship from Southern University A&M.

Dr. Sandy Barnes


Dr. Barnes completed her undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry, and completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center.

Dr. Barnes enjoys daily interactions with every patient and her dental team. Every day is a new adventure where she embarks on educating patients on oral health topics and being attentive to their needs. Her most rewarding experience as a pediatric dentist is providing a fun and relaxing environment for her patients.

Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency, Lutheran Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Doctor of Dental Surgery, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA

Texas State Dental License
Louisiana State Dental License
North Texas Dental Society
Nevada State Dental License
Texas State Dental License
Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Southwestern Pediatric Dental Society

The Dentsply Merit Award in Removable Prosthodontics
American Association of Women Dentist Outstanding Membership
ADA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program Participant
Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry Table Clinic Research – 1st Place
Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry Scholarship
Xavier University of Louisiana Academic Scholarship
Louisiana TOPS Scholar Award
Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship

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